Writers & Lovers
Author: Lily King
Page Count: 320
Published by: Grove Press
Date Published: March 3, 2020
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I couldn’t think of a better book pick to start off the new year than Casey’s story in Writers & Lovers, one of my favourite reads of 2020. Casey’s determination to continue striving for the life she desires, one lead by creativity and individuality while simultaneously battling grief, hardship, debt, and health scares, is the story that is defining most of our current lives. Grit, determination, and joy combine in this delightful story from a very talented writer and is primed for anyone struggling to lead an authentic life.
31 year old Casey Peabody should have her life figured out by now. Highly educated with numerous degrees, languages, and life experiences under her belt … and the debt to go with it … she longs to finish her novel, clinging to the dream of living a creative life as all her friends continue to find employment, marry, and have children. Instead, she is working as waitress in Harvard Square, in the summer of 1997, living in a tiny, moldy room on the side of a garage, bicycling to and from work, and struggling under the weight of debt and grief over her mother’s sudden passing.
When her landlord informs her he has sold the garage, her employment teeters on the edge, debt collectors are circling and some unexpected health scares arise, Casey is pushed to the brink as everything comes to crisis. She must choose her future – stay true to herself or settle for safety and security?
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